DeSales University 2012 Christmas Gathering

What: “DeSales University 2012 Christmas Gathering”

Who: Invite for the full-time/part-time faculty and staff

When: Saturday, December 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Where: University Center

Our President, Father Bernard O’Connor, OSFS, would like to invite the full-time/part-time faculty and staff  to our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 15, in the University Center from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available and a buffet supper will be served.  There will be music for dancing provided by “Freddie Frederick Jr. Entertainment” from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and we will again have door prizes for some of our lucky guests.  You must, however, turn in your response in order to participate in the drawing (must be present to win) and for seating as well.  Seating is reserved and if you wish to reserve a table (for 5 to 12 people), please send that information back with your response and identify who you will be seated with.    

Circle the date on your calendar and please fill out the information below.

It’s a great way to begin the celebration of the Christmas season!

Please RSVP by filling out your information via this link: by December 5.

Anyone who plans on attending must respond by sending in their information.  Thank you!

If you have any questions please call Valerie Wolfenden at ext. 1540.

Scheduled power outage, 11/23

Please be advised there will be a scheduled Power Outage at Conmy and Tocik on Friday, November 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. due to high voltage maintenance.

If you have any question in regards to this event, please feel free to contact Jim Molchany (Facilities Director) at Ext.1644

Protecting God’s Children, 11/27

“Protecting God’s Children” workshop will be held Tuesday, November 27, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., in the Trexler Library Campbell conference room.  No pre-registration required.  Please share with anyone who might like to attend.

For more information, contact  Sr. JohnMarie Schauber at ext. 1759 or; or Alice Debus at ext. 1465 or

Pennsylvania Commission for Women “Listening Tour”

The morning of November 9, 2012 some of the Lehigh Valley’s smartest, passionate, and most committed women gathered for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women “Listening Tour” at Cedar Crest College. The morning was wonderful, interesting, inspiring and filled with high energy, where great ideas were created. Everyone is anxious to start planning and implementing these ideas. Good luck and thank you ladies!

Deborah Booros, Dean of Lifelong Learning at DeSales University attended, along with Pamela Varkony, Maria Montero, Stephanie Olexa, Lisa Getzler-Linn, Caroline West and Juliet Dowling…to name a few!


CIA official Gene Poteat: DeSales National Security Track/Club Speaker Event, 11/15

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Commonwealth Room in the DeSales University Center the DeSales National Security Track/Club will host guest speaker former CIA official Gene Poteat.  Mr. Poteat will speak on the topic of “The Secret History of U.S. Intelligence.”  He is the president of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and served as a scientific intelligence officer in the CIA.  He will also speak about career opportunities in intelligence.

Questions? For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Essig, professor of Political Science at ext. 1632 or

ACCESS Recognizes Adult Learner Achievements

This week ACCESS celebrated “Non-Traditional Student Week” to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of DeSales University’s adult learners. Some activities included free coasters and free cake and coffee outside the ACCESS offices on the main campus (pictured below) and the Easton and Lansdale Area campuses.


DSU’s Joe Pochron sweeps law enforcement awards

DeSales alum and Criminal Justice faculty member Joe Pochron was awarded the prestigious David M. Petzold Foundation Beyond the Badge Award at the second annual Beyond the Badge Gala held here at DeSales, November 10. Detective Pochron, of the Upper Saucon Township Police Department, is Commander of the David M. Petzold Digital Forensics Laboratory of Lehigh County located on our Center Valley campus.

The state-of-the art lab honors the memory of fallen Upper Saucon Township Police Officer David M. Petzold and under Pochron’s leadership has developed a reputation for investigative excellence in digital forensics. His selflessness, honor, and integrity were remarked on by many at the gala. Proceeds from the gala support the Foundation’s extraordinary work in the community. See

And, on November 13, District attorney Jim Martin awarded Commander Pochron the prestigious Lehigh County Police Chiefs Association’s Police Officer of the Year Award before a large luncheon crowd here at DeSales. County colleagues, family and friends — including Joe’s father, Mike, former DeSales University Police Chief and now Judge Magistrate for Salisbury Township and Fountain Hill Borough — were present to laud Joe’s remarkable career.

Congratulations from the DeSales Public Safety, Security and Health team to Commander Pochron and we thank him for his many assists. In the spirit of DeSales, he has followed the maxim “Be who you are and be that well!”